• Winning patterns: a Northumbrian renaissance

    2 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    The rich colours of Tuscany reign in designer Susi Bellamy's home near Newcastle Like a corner of northern Italy transposed to Northumbria, Susi Bellamy's house has all the confidence and swagger of a modern palazzo. Tousle-haired busts gaze at gilded frames and silvery mirrors keep company with Susi's own designs: velvet cushions, tables or lampshades in deep oranges, Borgia reds and Medici greens. Even the architecture of this five-bedroom apartment carved from a vertical slice of an Edwardian country mansion is classical: the colonnaded portico and pilasters grounded in Renaissance...
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